Patricia Anne Burke
Patricia Anne Burke

April 9, 1952 - June 27, 2024
Born in New Hampton, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Patricia Anne Burke “ Pat” was born on April 9, 1952 in New Hampton, Iowa, the youngest of four daughters to Marlowe and Mary Jane Burke and died June 27, 2024 at Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines, Iowa. The celebration of life for Pat will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines on August 3, 2024 at 10 am, followed by a graveside service at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Sumner, Iowa at 4 pm.

Pat graduated from Mason City High School and continued her education at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Library Science. She relocated to Des Moines, Iowa following college and was the front desk receptionist and clerical assistant at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services for over 30 years.

Pat enjoyed doing volunteer work, notably volunteering every year at the Festival of Lights for the Blank Children’s Hospital fundraiser. She participated in several peace marches in the 1970’s in Washington, D.C. Pat enjoyed scrapbooking and was well known for her yearly Irish blessings which she would hand make and send to her friends and family. Pat loved animals, especially dogs and cats, and made friends with every dog on her route to and from work over the years. She enjoyed taking classes off and on at Drake University that involved film, art, history, or whatever she could learn about to expand her knowledge.

Pat leaves behind her sister, Mary Jo (Mo) Ozmai of Centennial, Colorado, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, two great great nephews, her many many friends, and her church family from Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marlowe and Mary Jane Burke, and her sisters Kathleen Burke Shawver and Carol Sue Burke.

You may send condolences to Iles Grandview Park Chapel, 3211 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines Iowa 50317 or online at

In lieu of flowers, please do something kind for someone in memory of Pat who never knew a stranger.




Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, August 3, 2024
10:00 AM
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Mount Calvary Cemetery
1470 Yukon Avenue
Sumner, IA US 50674
Saturday, August 3, 2024
4:00 PM
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